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Tshinga Dube backs Mhlophe

by Staff reporter
26 Feb 2021 at 06:29hrs | Views
Highlanders benefactor, Tshinga Dube has called for continuity and unity of purpose at the Bulawayo giants for the club to overcome the challenges that the institution is going through.

Dube a man who has never shied away from declaring his undying love for Bosso as well as speaking his mind believes the country's oldest club thrives on solid leadership at board and executive level, which is then translated into good results on the football pitch.

A respected retired military officer and businessman, Dube has been out of the public eye for some time, but took his time to talk about his beloved Bosso.

"Solid leadership is the backbone of any successful organisation and Highlanders is no exception so it is important for club members to think hard about where they want the club to be in the next couple of years when they vote in the upcoming elections.

"The current executive has achieved a lot in their first three years, some of the successes are bigger than others such as clearing the legacy debt with the help of supporters and keeping the club debt-free during a very difficult year when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country," said Dube.

Dube said while the Highlanders family always yearns for the day when the club can function as a successful business entity, few leaders had managed to bring tangible ventures onto the table.

"Mining is big business and if some countries can rely heavily on mining to run their economies then Highlanders stands to benefit immensely from their gold mining claim.

"In my view, the current leadership has done very well since coming into office and must be given a chance to finish what they started," he said.

Highlanders elections are expected to go ahead once the national lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus is lifted.

Club chairman Kenneth Mhlophe is standing in the elections against Jonfat Sibanda.

Victoria Falls-based Morgan "Gazza" Dube has revealed his intentions to become the next secretary-general and will go up against Israel Moyo.

The committee member position is a two-man race between Bheka Sibanda and Mgcini Mafu.

Former Highlanders coach and club legend Cosmas "Tsano" Zulu also believes the stability being enjoyed by the Bulawayo giants can only be sustained through leadership continuity.

"The executive managed to clinch a (gold) mining deal that will benefit the club immensely and I know that I'm not part of Highlanders anymore, but in my experience as someone who has been in football for so many years, I think it will be unwise to change the leadership at the club," said Zulu.

"The chairman is the face of the executive; he leads the club and that is why I'm saying club members must think deeply before disrupting the momentum that Kenneth Mhlophe has built at Highlanders".

Source - bmetro

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